Journal of Food Engineering, Vol.105, No.1, 1-27, 2011
Recovery, concentration and purification of phenolic compounds by adsorption: A review
Processing of solutions containing phenolics by adsorption-desorption enables the recovery and purification of bioactive compounds or fractions from plant. This work reviews the equilibrium and kinetic principles of adsorption, as well as the adsorption/desorption processing of solutions containing phenolic compounds. The description of relevant applications such as food-oriented processes, detoxification of fermentation media, color removal, and purification of sugar solutions and microbial metabolites is included. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.